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Nov 9th, 2011, 12:40 PM
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Ever go to the Geiger Museum in Gruyeres?

Will be in Switzerland in April (been there 2x previously) and during my research found this museum. Looks great. Never heard of it, although the artist - Geiger - designed the creature in "Alien".

So have you been? There's also a Geiger bar.

http://www.hrgigermuseum.com/
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Nov 9th, 2011, 12:52 PM
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oops- that's "Giger" not "Geiger".
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Nov 9th, 2011, 02:52 PM
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Yes, Giger and not Geiger. I was there about 10 years ago shortly after the opening. Some parts of the exhibition were not for the children. Too sexual - sm oriented. The bar across the street from the museum was still being built then.
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Nov 9th, 2011, 10:32 PM
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Hi kenav,

I've never been inside the museum but have been to Gruyeres a bunch of times. Gruyeres itself is well worth a visit -- the landscape is gorgeous with soft rolling hills, and the preserved medieval village is inviting (though, yes, heavily touristed). If you're interested, there is the cheese-making demonstration in the Maison next to the train station, and I'd likely go there just to have more fondue or Creme de Gruyeres (double cream). ummmm.

Have fun!

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Nov 10th, 2011, 03:17 AM
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I haven't been to the museum but the bar is really cool.
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Nov 10th, 2011, 03:44 AM
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Been there twice in the last 12 months. Worth seeing - and another rec for the cool bar just across the street from the museum. (We did both the castle and the Giger museum on the same day - interesting juxtaposition!) Agree with swandav about the lovely countryside around Gruyeres - and it was especially beautiful late last month - the fall colours have been very good this year.
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Nov 10th, 2011, 06:30 AM
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We're not children, so no problem there with content. Thought of this for a possible rainy day activity. Bar sounds cool too.

No cheese for us. My husband hates cheese! (Except mozzarella.)
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Nov 23rd, 2011, 06:23 AM
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It's only a little over a three hour drive from Dijon according to Michelin, and my DW wants to see the Museum so we may drive there next Spring. Thanks for the tip.
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Nov 23rd, 2011, 03:15 PM
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I didn't visit the museum you ask about, but love love LOVED the castle at Gruyeres. And had a lovely lunch in an old stone restaurant right in the heart of town.
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Nov 23rd, 2011, 06:49 PM
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Also have not seen the museum - but have seen the town (charming - and we did have a fantastic lunch in a hotel restaurants on a terrace overlooking the valley), visited the castle - also very interestintg and the gruyere-making facility - only modestly interesting and smelled really cheesy. (My travel partner at the time loved going to every brewery, winery, cheesery, etc in any town we visited. I will still visit wineries - but have had my fill of the others.))
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